Join the Houston Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC) and Holocaust Museum Houston (HMH) to commemorate Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration marking the ending of slavery in the United States dating back to 1865.
The evening will begin at 6 p.m. at HMAAC where attendees will view the exhibition PrintMatters, which celebrates traditional and non-traditional printmaking by introducing new abstract expressionist prints by New York artist Danny Simmons and works on paper by self-taught Chicago artist Andre Guichard.
At 7 p.m., participants will take a reflective walk four blocks down to HMH to remember those who walked off plantations 147 years ago to begin their lives as freed individuals. There, attendees will view the exhibition The Impact of Racist Ideologies: Jim Crow and the Nuremberg Laws, which examines the parallels between America's Jim Crow laws and those in Nazi Germany. The evening will conclude in HMH's Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater where individuals will actively participate in call and response readings reflecting the history learned and the current state of racism in our community. Readers will include students of Wallip Preparatory Academy, Holocaust survivors and Spoken Word Poets.